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Session programme

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US – Union Symposia

Programme group chairs: Peter van der Beek, Chloe Hill

Changing the Faces of Leadership within the Geosciences and beyond

The EDI Committee have proposed this Union Symposium to reflect on themes arising from the screening of The Leadership documentary NET1.

In particular, we are interested in exposing and exploring the power of networks, how they are created and how networks can help researchers progress in their professional careers. This US will encourage you to reflect at a personal level on your own network, assess whether it is optimised for success, and provide clues on how you can better construct and interact in your network to optimize opportunities and garner valuable support during your often challenging career path.

Secondly, this US will provide an opportunity to raise awareness and stimulate a conversation about how we as a geoscience community augment and reinforce networks that will inspire and retain underrepresented members of the geoscience community thus bringing their voices into the 'rooms' where decisions on science and policy amongst other societal issues are currently taking place.

Public information:

Moderator Lisa Wingate 15:10-15:15
Introduction to the topic of the US.

Our first speaker will be Dr Madeleine Hann 15:15-15:25 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Madeleine Hann will talk about her motivation and experience for joining the Homeward Bound network and travelling to Antarctica with a shipful of future leaders.

Our second speaker will be Daria Ludtke 15:25-15:35 Physically present in Vienna

Dr Daria Ludtke is the Western European ambassador for the network
Women+ In Geospatial https://womeningeospatial.org/.  Daria will introduce this bottom-up network, its history, how it works and how it has evolved and adapted to the needs of the growing geospatial community.

Our third speaker  Prof Christine Cross 15:35-15:45 Virtually present over Zoom 

Prof Christine Cross will intorduce us to a recently EU-funded COST Action called VOICES https://gendervoices.eu/ that aims to explore and develop tools to assist early career researchers develop leadership, mentoring and networking skills.

Christine will provide information on this COST Action and provide insights on how to use the
COST Action programme to develop tools, networks and promote a shift in the diversity of
leaders stepping into positions that can impact society.


Our final speaker will be Laura Lots from the SNSF 15:45-15:55 Virtually present over Zoom

Laura Lots will present the AcademiaNet https://www.academia-net.org/ database and network. With this presentation we aim to raise awareness of this initiative in the geoscience community to increase the number of institutes enrolling diverse STEM and geoscience researchers to appear in this database, in addition to advertising the utility of this database for finding diverse voices to participate on conference symposia, project proposals, funding panels to represent geosciences within the EU. It can also help the EGU society give recognition to the
work and achievements of our diverse community members. No more excuses!


Round table discussion 15:55-16:40

Questions from the physical and online audience will also be selected to implement the
round table discussion.

For more information on how to watch The Leadership documentary please access NET1
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU22/session/44558 in the programme for further details on the physical and online streaming during EGU22.

For further discussion on the topics raised during this US and an opportunity to meet with the
speakers Lisa Wingate, Madeleine Hann & Daria Ludtke and discuss diverse geoscience
networks and leadership initiatives please visit the EDI Booth after the round table or on Friday 27th May 10:00-12:00.

Convener: Lisa Wingate | Co-conveners: Giuliana Panieri, Elenora van RijsingenECSECS, Daniel Parsons
Thu, 26 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
Room E1
The role of the geosciences in preserving and restoring biodiversity

The biodiversity of the planet is inextricably tied to the future of humanity. Our impacts on, and ability to find solutions to, the alarmingly accelerating loss of species may not only define their survival but our own future too.

Biodiversity encompasses the variety of living organisms on Earth, including their habitats and their interactions. It supports our food system, increases community resilience, and underpins global GDP. Biodiversity is both vital for and impacted by agriculture, freshwater ecosystems, biogeosystems, soil health, climate change, natural hazards, and pollution. Despite the undeniable importance of biodiversity on environmental and societal wellbeing, ecosystems are being damaged and disappearing at an ever-faster rate.

Preserving and restoring biodiversity are incredibly complex tasks that will require both scientific expertise and intersectoral collaboration. This Union Symposium will highlight some of the key biodiversity challenges that humanity is currently facing and how they can potentially be overcome. It will also outline some of the recent European biodiversity targets and legislation, what’s coming next, how geoscience is being used to find solutions, and where more research is needed.

The Symposia panel will include geoscientists working in areas related to the biodiversity and policymakers who are currently working on European biodiversity initiatives and who are concerned by integrative pathways to be explored with water, climate, soil, oceans, natural hazards, biogeosystems, and Earth observations. The session will include presentations from these speakers as well as a moderated discussion on how geoscientists can best support the Europe’s biodiversity targets and a Q&A with the audience. While this session will have a European focus, it will also emphasise the importance of biodiversity as a global issue.

Public information:


  • Philippe Tulkens, Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Healthy Planet Directorate – Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit (RTD.B3).
  • Gregoire Dubois: Manager of the European Commission Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity
  • Marie Vandewalle: Head of the Eklipse Management Body and researcher in the Science-Policy expert group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Germany.
  • Bikem Ekberzade: PhD candidate for Marine and Climate Sciences at Eurasian Institute for Earth System Sciences at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. Author, radio producer, and photojournalist.

Session Moderator: Noel Baker, Project manager at the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy and EGU Science for Policy Working Group member

Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-conveners: Claudio Zaccone, Maria-Helena Ramos, Noel Baker
Mon, 23 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
Room E1
The future of (geo)scientific conferences

The format of scientific conferences has come under significant scrutiny and has been the subject of extensive debate in recent years; these debates centered on the carbon footprint and sustainability of such conferences, but also on questions of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as well as accessibility at these conferences. Within the geosciences, the debate has been particularly strong given that global change and sustainability are part of our direct research subjects and the community has realized the amount of work still needed to attain the goal of truly inclusive and diverse meeting participation and a fair and equal exposure at such conferences.

The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly expedited the evolution of scientific conferences, as numerous learned societies were forced to organize virtual meetings. EGU has thus needed to very rapidly change the format of the 2020 General Assembly from a traditional in-person meeting to “Sharing Geoscience online”, and organize vEGU21 as a fully virtual meeting, while EGU22 is the first hybrid meeting in the history of the Union.

It is now a good time to take stock and look forward: what have we learned from our experiences with virtual and hybrid meetings; how can we take these experiences to design more sustainable global meetings in future; how can we make such hybrid meetings more accessible and inclusive while fostering diversity of presenters and ideas? This Union Symposium will bring together meeting organizers and members of the community who have presented thoughts about future meetings to reflect on the required and desired evolution of scientific conferences, with a focus on the geosciences.

Public information:

This Union Symposia session is composed of two timeblocks; presentations from speakers in the first, followed by Q&A and discussion in the second.


  • Guy Brasseur, AGU Fall Meeting  Program Committee Chair & Senior Scientist and Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg
  • Stephanie Zihms, Lecturer in Researcher Development at the University of the West of Scotland
  • Milan Klöwer, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Climate Physics at the University of Oxford
  • Martin Rasmussen, Managing Director of Copernicus Meetings

Further panellists:

  • Claudia Alves de Jesus-Rydin, Senior Research Programme Officer at 
    European Research Council Executive Agency and former Chair of the EGU 
    EDI Group
Convener: Evguenia Roussak | Co-conveners: Peter van der Beek, Philippe Courtial
Tue, 24 May, 13:20–16:40 (CEST)
Room E1
Scientific neo-colonialism: what is it and why should you care?

“Neo-colonial science” or “parachute science” is a practice where international scientists, usually from higher-income countries, conduct fieldwork or collect data and samples in another country, usually of lower income, and then elaborate the data and publish scientific results without involving native researchers and/or communities.
This Union Symposium will provide participants with an introduction to the neo-colonial science, highlighting pertinent examples on how this practice has created a dependency on expertise with consequent lack of knowledge building and infrastructures development in countries that have been the base of important discoveries. Neo-colonial science is particularly evident across many geosciences’ disciplines, where low income countries have been used as natural laboratories for fieldwork of world-class researchers.

Scientific neocolonialism is unfair to the local scientific communities, who may contribute to the work without being recognized nor treated as equal partners. In addition, the scientific interpretations resulting from such approaches may suffer from the lack of local knowledge – which could prevent wrong hypothesis or extrapolations.

The presentations and discussions of this Union Symposium aim to shed light on various examples of scientific neo-colonialism, how EGU members can have significant impact, and how inclusion in global research can lead to better science.

Convener: Giuliana Panieri | Co-conveners: Barbara Ervens, Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Anouk BeniestECSECS, Robyn Pickering
Tue, 24 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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GDB – Great Debates

Programme group chairs: Peter van der Beek, Chloe Hill

Towards an academic evaluation system that celebrates diversity of talent

Over the past few years, criticism on the singularly focused metrics evaluation of scientists has grown, making it clear that a cultural shift is needed to modernise our assessment system. Many universities and funding agencies worldwide have already signed the San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA), thereby committing to a broader and more overarching assessment of researchers and their research proposals.

For the last several decades, quantitative indices such as the number of publications, the h-index or the journal impact factor have served as near-singular measures of scientific success. Other key areas, such as education, leadership, and institutional and societal engagement have been undervalued. While being a good educator, having strong leadership skills and serving the scientific community are appreciated, these parameters have become a requirement in addition to an impressive publication record. This means scientists need to excel in all academic activities (research, teaching, service) in order to be considered successful, which places unrealistic expectations on individuals and significantly increases their workload.

By allowing for more diversity in academic career paths and a broader definition of what constitutes scientific excellence, there would be more options for honoring and nurturing individual talents and motivations. This could lead to a more balanced academic system that is better equipped to tackle today’s scientific challenges, including a stronger focus on team performance. Many opponents of a revised assessment system, however, fear that moving away from quantitative measures will make it more difficult to objectively assess and compare academics, leading to a loss of quality. Qualitative characterizations are more difficult to compare and rely on the make-up of the evaluating team, but that is not reason to dismiss them as part of the evaluation process.

In this great debate, we query: (1) Is there a mechanism to integrate qualitative assessment with quantitative metrics when evaluating academics, (2) how could a revised assessment system be organised and implemented universally, as adoption by all is needed for it to be effective, and (3) how will broader assessment criteria strengthen scientific leadership in the future?

Invited panelists:
Olivier Pourret, Caroline Slomp, Fabio Crameri and Catherine McCammon

Convener: Elenora van RijsingenECSECS | Co-conveners: Holly Stein, Alberto Montanari, Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Helen Glaves
Mon, 23 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
Room E1
Climate change is a code red for humanity: What does this mean for the earth science community?

The IPCC’s sixth assessment report could not be clearer that climate change is both extreme and accelerating, that human activity is unequivocally to blame, that the impacts will be severe, and that we must act swiftly and dramatically, both collectively and as individuals.
As earth scientists, our community will have a vital role to play in assessing impacts, informing actions and helping to shape both public understanding, and political action.
This Great Debate examines the role of the earth science community at this pivotal moment for human society and the overall health of our planet.
An invited panel representing a broad cross-section of scientists, policy-makers and influencers will address the following questions:
• What is the role for earth scientists in solving the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced?
• Do we have the skills, the agility and the resources we need?
• Are we creating the science and information we need, and are we doing it fast enough?
• Are our academic and research institutions fit for purpose, and focused on the right challenges?
• Do we have the necessary communications skills and channels, and the confidence to deliver sometimes difficult messaging with clarity and impact?
• Can we strengthen evidential links between continued harmful activities and impacts, and will we be ready to demonstrate the benefits of positive actions?
• Can our messaging help tip societal values and behaviour towards positive action?
To quote UN Secretary General António Guterres, ‘The alarm bells are deafening (and) there is no time for delay and no room for excuses.’

Public information:


  • Daniel Parsons: Professor in Sedimentology and Director, Energy and Environment Institute at the University of Hull. President of EGU’s Geomorphology Division.
  • Sir Peter Gluckman: President of the International Science Council, Director of, Koi Tū: the Centre for Informed Futures, and former Chief Science Advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister.
  • Simon Clark: Climate Scientist, Video Producer, and Online Educator.
  • Jenny Turton: Senior Advisor for Arctic Frontiers, Early Career Scientists representative of the European Geosciences Union.
Convener: Nick Everard | Co-conveners: Rolf HutECSECS, Hayley Fowler, Hannah Cloke, Chloe Hill
Fri, 27 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
Room E1
Great Debate on Open Science

Open Science represents research that is collaborative, transparent, and accessible. This includes providing open access to all scientific outputs, such as publications, data, methods, software, and more. Open Science practices are intended to improve transparency, reproducibility, and dissemination of new knowledge. By enabling greater usability of data and methods, it has the potential to improve the productivity of the research community.

Despite best intentions by the scientific community, several barriers often prevent making data, software, and publications fully open and accessible to all. For example, sharing of data may be constrained by confidentiality issues or protective data policies by private and public organisations. Furthermore, storing and sharing large datasets comes with technical challenges and costs that may be difficult to face for individuals and organisations. Similarly, sharing methods and software in a format accessible to others may require additional effort, for instance the application of software engineering best practices, that researchers may be reluctant to undertake due to lack of adequate reward, incentives, or recognition. The drive towards Open Science may also be met with reticence or resistance by individuals or organisations that are currently well-served by the status quo.

In this Great Debate we invite our panel members and the audience from all geosciences to reflect on the following questions:

* How can universities, funding bodies, and publishers promote Open Science?
* What more can structural initiatives such as Plan S or DORA do to support Open Science?
* What are some successful examples and barriers yet to be overcome?
* How can researchers and administration help remove those barriers?
* Are individual researchers primarily responsible for advancing Open Science, or should institutions, publishers and funding agencies take main responsibility?
* How can we align the goals of individual researchers (i.e. careers/publishing) and the scientific community (i.e. gaining knowledge but also avoiding duplication of efforts)?
* What are the priorities to bring Open Science into practice (e.g. open access to articles, data, code, workflows)?
* How does commitment to Open Science impact science-industry collaborations and translation of science into practice?
* What are pitfalls in Open Science? Are there disadvantages?

More information about our panel members and ways to engage before and after the General Assembly can be found here:

Convener: Francesca Pianosi | Co-conveners: Leonardo UiedaECSECS, Jamie FarquharsonECSECS
Wed, 25 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
Room E1
Where is my data, where did it come from and how was it obtained? Improving Access to Geoanalytical Research Data

Data is at the backbone of our research discussions, conclusions and solutions to problems nature presents us with. Did the apple fall to the ground, once or twice? It always does.

In today’s age with use of the most advanced laboratory capability the (geo)science community produces data at an ever increasing level of precision, resolution and volume. E.g. 1000 geochronology dates a day using laser ablation ICP mass spectrometry systems at a 30 µm resolution with <5% precision, that is <1Gb. Large Hadron Collider (LHC) detectors generate about one petabyte of collision data per second (~1Mb per collision). Most of this analytical data is highly variable and lacking standardised community-agreed metadata.

The greatest challenge pertaining to laboratory analytical research is to collate, store and make these data publicly available in standardised and machine-accessible form. But do we have to? Do we want to?

This great debate puts the questions, problems, challenges and opportunities around geoanalytical research data to the center stage at EGU, a topic researchers from almost every scientific division are concerned with. Short opening statements, from a panel representing the Earth, Environmental, Planetary and Space sciences, are followed with a discussion on how to improve the situation for EGU members who work with and on laboratory analytical data.

Discussions can be around:
Community development of systems to facilitate easy and efficient research data management, and need for more user buy-in.
The push from publishers and journals who increasingly require access to the supporting data from a trusted repository prior to publication of manuscripts.
When should data, initially collected in a researcher’s private domain, become public?
The need for and lack of global standards, best practices and protocols for analytical data management and exchange in order for scientists to better share their data in a global network of distributed databases.
When to capture analytical data, raw (lab), reduced (private/collaborative), polished (publicised).

To ensure long-term impact of these data, they need to be efficiently managed and losslessly transferred from laboratory instruments in “Private” domains to a “Collaboration” domain, to the “Public” domain, complete with all relevant information about the analytical process and uncertainty, and cross-references to originating samples and publications.

Public information:

Steven L Goldstein is Higgins Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University in New York City and at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Goldstein is a geochemist who utilizes the products of natural radioactive decay in rocks and waters, as process tracers and to determine absolute ages in a wide range of research from magmatic processes to chemical oceanography, from the history of the early Earth to recent climate changes. Goldstein has actively promoted best practices for the reporting of geochemical data in the literature such as the Editors Roundtable that he helped to establish.

Olivier Pourret is associate professor at UniLaSalle, Beauvais (France). He is a hydrogeochemist with particular interest in trace metal fractionation in low-temperature aqueous systems. He is also an advocate for open and inclusive science, spanning the full range from data to publications to recognition of scientific achievements.

Katy Chamberlain is a lecturer at the University of Derby (United Kingdom). She is an igneous petrologist and field volcanologist specialising in the use of in situ microanalytical techniques. Katy is also passionate about changing the data culture in geochemistry and making geochemical data FAIR.

Simon Marshall is currently global chief geochemist for Newmont based in Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in applied exploration geochemistry across multiple continents in data rich and data poor environments. Simon will provide an industry perspective on the opportunities and challenges with managing and accessing data in exploration.

Shaunna Morrison is Research Scientist at the Earth and Planets Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Morrison is a mineralogist and planetary scientist with expertise in crystallography, crystal chemistry, and the application of data-driven techniques exploring and employing advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to better understand the complex relationships among Earth and planetary materials, their formational environments through deep time, and their coevolution with the biosphere.

The moderator will be Kerstin Lehnert who is Doherty Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the Geoinformatics Research Group. Kerstin's work centres on the development and operation of community-driven data infrastructure for the Earth and space sciences and, in particular, on using cyberinfrastructure to improve access and sharing of data generated by the study of physical samples. Kerstin leads the EarthChem data facility for geochemistry, petrology and volcanology (NSF funded); the Astromaterials Data System (NASA funded); and the System for Earth Sample Registration (NSF funded). Kerstin is currently member of the NASEM Division Committee for the Gulf Research Program; member of the NOAA Science Advisory Board's Data Archive & Access Requirements Working Group; chair of the EarthCube Council of Data Facilities; and President of the IGSN e.V.

Co-sponsored by AGU
Convener: Alexander Prent | Co-conveners: Marthe KlöckingECSECS, Geertje ter MaatECSECS, Lucia ProfetaECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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Hydrology and Earth System Science: research, services or policy?

The journey of water on planet Earth is long and timeless. The study of the water cycle, hydrology, is a broad field of geosciences as water travels from the atmosphere to the deep soil and from rivers to oceans. Hydrology includes a diverse range of observations, theories, models and predictions for the coupled human-natural systems. Fundamental & applied research in hydrology has direct implications for the monitoring, modelling & management of water in glaciers, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers, streams, wetlands, and aquifers. Central to the climate-environment-society interactions, hydrology offers invaluable knowledge & tools for informing policy-relevant decisions as well as driving sustainable climate resilience & disaster preparedness for compound & multiple hazards.
Despite being traditionally rooted in engineering, research progress in hydrology has lately benefited from the perspective shift towards Earth System (ES) Science. The IAHS Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) highlights the need for improved research collaboration across diverse systems, scales & processes of geosciences. The efforts of the World Meteorological Organization in developing a research strategy for hydrology is rooted in bringing hydrology forward in the implementation of weather & climate research programs for seamless ES prediction. However, translation of research into delivery of national hydrological & meteorological services remains low and ineffective. This is ever more needed as the Earth’s disturbed hydrological cycle manifests more frequent & intense weather-water-climate extremes with far reaching consequences for the safety of citizens & economies.
In this Great Debate, we bring the following questions forward to catalyze the future evolution of hydrology in support of integrated (geo)science-practice-policy-education development: * What are geoscientists missing about the water cycle? * What is the role of hydrology in modelling the dynamic interactions & feedbacks of the different ES components? * Are we doing enough to represent coupled social–economic–natural complex ecosystems hydrologically right in ES models? * Do we need higher resolution/more accurate hydrological models or better linkages to society/policy? * How can improved (hydrological) process knowledge make its way to hydromet services & water policy? * Can hydrology provide ESS the critical leverage to foster impact-based services, citizen engagement & environmental policy agendas?

Public information:

We are glad to announce the confirmed panelists who will join us at the Great Debate 5:

  • Dr. Newsha Ajami, Chief Research Strategy and Development Officer for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  • Dr. Anca Brookshaw, Lead of the seasonal forecast team of ECMWF's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)
  • Dr. Kornelia Radics, President of the Hungarian Meteorological Service
  • Dr. Gil Mahe, Research Director at Institute of Research for Development, HydroSciences Montpellier Laboratory, in host at the National Marine Institute of Tunis, Tunisia 
  • Dr. Martyn Clark, Professor of Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan, Associate Director of the University of Saskatchewan's Centre for Hydrology
Co-sponsored by IAHS and WMO
Convener: Nilay Dogulu | Co-conveners: Louise ArnalECSECS, Johannes Cullmann, Ilias Pechlivanidis, Micha Werner
Thu, 26 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
Room E1
Fixed-term contracts: opportunity or exploitation?

A lack of permanent positions and predominantly temporary contracts in academia is challenging for early and mid-career scientists. Recent estimates in Germany suggest that 78% of scientists are on fixed-term contracts (German Trade Union Confederation, 2020). Their life is heavily impacted by job options which in turn also influences their future career choices. Often, the initial idea behind fixed-term contracts was to enhance scientific exchange, collaborations, and innovation. However, many scientists experience the disadvantages associated with them, such as regularly moving city/country, uprooting families, and regular pressure to find a new job. Many scientists attribute short-term contracts to their desire to move away from academic careers. The distribution of fixed-term and permanent contracts is not equal across gender, ethnicity, or age. Whilst recent studies in the U.K. found 28% of white male scientists were employed on a fixed-term basis, this number was 45% for Asian female scientists (Higher Education Statistics Agency, U.K., 2019). Would science benefit from more permanent contracts? Or do short-term contracts provide opportunities to work with a range of groups and institutes?

Recently, there has been a surge in the discussion on fixed-term contracts and the academic careers system in general. In this panel discussion (if the GA is online) or round-table discussion (if the GA is in-person), invited speakers will share their opinions and provide suggestions on how to move forward or revise the career system. This debate will give the opportunity to discuss a timely and controversial topic that is relevant for all career stages.

Convener: Jenny Turton | Co-conveners: Janina NettECSECS, Meriel J. BittnerECSECS, Aayush SrivastavaECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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MAL – Medal and Award Lectures

Programme group chair: Peter van der Beek

Alfred Wegener Medal Lecture by Günter Blöschl
Convener: Helen Glaves
| Tue, 24 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
Room E1
Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Jakob Zscheischler
Convener: Ira Didenkulova
| Tue, 24 May, 15:15–15:22 (CEST)
Room 1.31/32
Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Chao Yue
Convener: Olga Malandraki
| Fri, 27 May, 13:55–14:05 (CEST)
Room D2
Angela Croome Award Lecture by Robin George Andrews
Convener: Emmanuel Salmon
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room E1
Augustus Love Medal Lecture by David Bercovici
Convener: Jeroen van Hunen
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room D3
Beno Gutenberg Medal Lecture by Yehuda Ben-Zion & SM Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Caroline M. Eakin
Convener: Philippe Jousset
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room K2
David Bates Medal Lecture by Emma J. Bunce & PS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Gregory J. Hunt
Convener: Stephen J. Mojzsis
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 1.85/86
Fridtjof Nansen Medal Lecture by Monika Rhein & OS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Céline Heuzé
Convener: Johan van der Molen
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room F2
Hannes Alfvén Medal Lecture by David J. McComas & ST Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Víctor M. S. Carrasco
Convener: Olga Malandraki
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room L1
Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture by Doug Smith
Convener: Irka Hajdas
| Thu, 26 May, 15:20–15:30 (CEST)
Room 0.14
Henry Darcy Medal Lecture by Wouter Buytaert & HS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Manuela I. Brunner
Convener: Maria-Helena Ramos
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room B
Ian McHarg Medal Lecture by Mikhail Kanevski & ESSI Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Christopher Kadow

The EGU ESSI Ian McHarg Medal 2022 is awarded to Mikhail Kanevski and the EGU ESSI Division Outstanding ECS Award goes to Christopher Kadow. The medal and award lectures will be given in this session.

Convener: Jens Klump | Co-conveners: Jane Hart, Federico Amato, Lesley Wyborn
| Mon, 23 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 0.31/32
Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal Lecture by Elisabetta Erba

This session is entirely dedicated to the Medal Lecture by this year’s Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medalist, Elisabetta Erba. The session is convened by Marc De Batist (SSP Division President), Helmut Weissert (Chair of the Medal Committee) and Stephen Lokier (SSP Science Officer).

Convener: Marc De Batist | Co-conveners: Helmut Weissert, Stephen Lokier
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room D2
John Dalton Medal Lecture by Martha C. Anderson & Arne Richter Award for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Niko Wanders
Convener: Maria-Helena Ramos
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room B
Julia and Johannes Weertman Medal Lecture by Regine Hock & CR Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Romain Millan
Convener: Carleen Tijm-Reijmer
| Mon, 23 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room L3
Lewis Fry Richardson Medal Lecture by Ulrike Feudel & NP Division Outstanding ECS Award by Tommaso Alberti
Convener: François G. Schmitt
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 0.94/95
Louis Néel Medal Lecture by David A. Lockner & EMRP Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Richard K. Bono
Convener: Fabio Florindo
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room G1
Marie Tharp Medal Lecture by Francesca Funiciello
Convener: Paola Vannucchi
| Tue, 24 May, 08:45–08:55 (CEST)
Room D1
Milutin Milankovic Medal Lecture by Hai Cheng
Convener: Irka Hajdas
| Tue, 24 May, 08:30–08:40 (CEST)
Room 0.14
Philippe Duchaufour Medal Lecture by Mary K. Firestone & SSS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Diana C. S. Vieira
Convener: Claudio Zaccone
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room D3
Plinius Medal Lecture by Slobodan Nickovic
Convener: Ira Didenkulova
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 1.61/62
Ralph Alger Bagnold Medal Lecture by Paola Passalacqua
Convener: Daniel Parsons
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room G2
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal Lecture by Janne Blichert-Toft & Arne Richter Award Lecture for Outstanding ECS Lecture by Fabian B. Wadsworth
Convener: Marian Holness
| Tue, 24 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room D2
Sergey Soloviev Medal Lecture by Anne Mangeney
Convener: Ira Didenkulova
| Mon, 23 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room 1.61/62
Vening Meinesz Medal Lecture by Peter J. G. Teunissen
Convener: Annette Eicker
| Thu, 26 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room K2
Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal Lecture by Hugh Coe & AS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Karin van der Wiel
Convener: Athanasios Nenes
| Mon, 23 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room F1
Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal Lecture by Adina Paytan & BG Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Ana Bastos
Convener: Lisa Wingate
| Mon, 23 May, 19:00–20:00 (CEST)
Room C
CL Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Marlene Kretschmer
Convener: Irka Hajdas
| Mon, 23 May, 17:05–17:15 (CEST)
Room E2
G Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Kristel Chanard
Convener: Annette Eicker
| Fri, 27 May, 10:20–10:30 (CEST)
Room -2.16
GD Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Timothy J. Craig
Convener: Jeroen van Hunen
| Thu, 26 May, 11:17–11:24 (CEST)
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GM Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Nicoletta Leonardi
Convener: Daniel Parsons
| Thu, 26 May, 10:41–10:56 (CEST)
Room G2
SSP Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Yin Lu
Convener: Marc De Batist | Co-conveners: Helmut Weissert, Alicia FantasiaECSECS, Madeleine VickersECSECS
| Mon, 23 May, 13:25–13:35 (CEST)
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TS Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture by Mojtaba Rajabi
Convener: Paola Vannucchi
| Tue, 24 May, 14:35–14:45 (CEST)
Room K2
GM Division Outstanding ECS Award Lecture 2020 by Georgina Bennett
Convener: Daniel Parsons
| Thu, 26 May, 10:23–10:38 (CEST)
Room G2

SC – Short Courses

Programme group chairs: Michael Dietze, Anita Di Chiara

SC1 – Welcome to EGU22 (EGU-related courses)

Programme group scientific officer: Michael Dietze

How to navigate the EGU: tips and tricks

Are you unsure about how to bring order in the extensive program of the General Assembly? Are you wondering how to tackle this week of science? Are you curious about what EGU and the General Assembly have to offer? Then this is the short course for you!

During this coursee, we will provide you with tips and tricks on how to handle this large conference and how to make the most out of your week at this year's General Assembly. We'll explain the EGU structure, the difference between EGU and the General Assembly, we will dive into the program groups and we will introduce some key persons that help the Union function.

Convener: Anouk BeniestECSECS | Co-convener: Meriel J. BittnerECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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How to get involved with EGU

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the largest Geosciences Union in Europe, largely run by volunteers. Conferences, journals, policy making and scientific communication are all important parts of EGU.

Whatever your closest link with EGU, would you like to get more involved?

Perhaps you are interested in running events, being a representative or being part of a committee. This short course is aimed at Early Career Scientists (ECS) and will provide an overview of all the activities of EGU, which are much more than just the General Assembly. We will give practical tips on how to get involved, who to contact and where to find specific information if you want to organise events.

ECS make up over 50% of the EGU members, so let’s get active!

Convener: Anita Di Chiara | Co-conveners: Jenny Turton, Meriel J. BittnerECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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Mind your Head: mental health and the academic working environment

An increasing number of publications report that many people working in academia experience mental health issues. Factors like job insecurity, limited amount of time, expectations, poor management and dealing with papers or proposal rejections often cause high stress levels and can lead to mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety or emotional exhaustion. Following the EGU blog series and short course ‘Mind your Head’ in 2019-2021, and the successful ECS Great Debate at the General Assembly in 2019, we aim to continue the dialogue and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
In this short course, we would like to focus on the causes, consequences and provide some coping tools. We invite panelists to share their professional or personal experience. Afterwards we aim to actively engage the audience to discuss how to take control of their mental wellbeing and prioritise it in the current academic environment. We invite people from all career stages and disciplines to come and join us for this short course.

Convener: Anita Di Chiara | Co-conveners: Andrea Regina BiedermannECSECS, Rebekka SteffenECSECS, Selina KieferECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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SC2 – Career development

Programme group scientific officer: Michael Dietze

Careers inside and outside of academia: Panel Discussion

After the PhD, a new challenge begins: finding a position where you can continue your research or a
job outside academia where you can apply your advanced skills. This task is not
always easy, and frequently a general overview of the available positions is missing. Furthermore,
in some divisions, up to 70% of PhD graduates will go into work outside of academia. There are many
different careers which require or benefit from a research background. But often, students and
early career scientists struggle to make the transition due to reduced support and networking.
In this panel discussion, scientists with a range of backgrounds give their advice on where to find
jobs, how to transition between academia and industry and what are the pros and cons of a career
inside and outside of academia.
In the final section of the short course, a Q+A will provide the audience with a chance to ask
their questions to the panel. This panel discussion is aimed at early career scientists but anyone
with an interest in a change of career will find it useful. An extension of this short course will
run in the networking and early career scientist lounge, for further in-depth or
one-on-one questions with panel members.

Co-organized by AS6/CL6/GMPV12/TS1
Convener: Francesco GiuntoliECSECS | Co-conveners: Jenny Turton, Stephen ChuterECSECS, Anouk BeniestECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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How to Find Funding

Finding funds can be challenging in academia, be it during PhD, or after that. A great proposal or just a great idea does not guarantee success, instead, it involves developing skills and exploring the paths which can lead to securing funds. It involves meticulous steps of evolving idea, proposal development, budget generation, and finally finding funding opportunities. In this course, early-career scientists, and faculty members with a wide range of backgrounds will provide guidance both in the research, and financial aspects of the proposal writing. The course is integrated with open Q&A which will provide participants to ask and seek advice from the experts. This course targets a wide range of audience ranging from graduate students to early-career scientists, but anyone with an interest in finding funds could participate

Co-organized by AS6/PS 12
Convener: Shreya AroraECSECS | Co-conveners: Jenny Turton, Meriel J. BittnerECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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European Research Council (ERC) Funding Opportunities in Geosciences

The European Research Council (ERC) is a leading European funding body supporting excellent investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of science. ERC calls are open to researchers around the world. The ERC offers various different outstanding funding opportunities with grants budgets of €1.5 to €3.5 million for individual scientists. All nationalities of applicants are welcome for projects carried out at a host institution in Europe (European Union member states and associated countries). At this session, the main features of ERC funding individual grants will be presented.

Co-organized by AS6/PS 12/SSS13
Convener: David Gallego-Torres | Co-conveners: Claudia Jesus-Rydin, Eystein Jansen, Barbara Romanowicz
Tue, 24 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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ADVANCEGeo Workshop - Strategies for Improving Workplace Climate in the Geosciences

Sexual and racial harassment and other hostile behaviors, including bullying and other forms of discrimination and incivilities, have wide-ranging detrimental effects on mental and physical wellbeing, including anxiety, depression, and physiological responses akin to trauma, and can result in decreased motivation and work productivity. The tolerance of hostile behaviors can affect the community beyond the individual or individuals being targeted, and create negative work environments in entire research groups and departments. Traditional hierarchical structures within academia that create strong power imbalances allow for the potential for abuse in research and educational environments. Despite this, scientists often do not receive mentoring or training in how to address, respond to, and prevent these types of behaviors. Questions including “What behaviors are appropriate at work?”, “How do we create a work environment where people of different age, gender and sexual identity, culture, religion, ethnic origin and social class feel respected and included?” and “What can I do personally against bullying and sexual harassment at work?” are important topics that are not discussed enough in academia. Promoting conversations about these topics and identifying ways to prevent unwanted behavior are important steps towards building respectful and productive work environments.
This interactive short course explores academic practices and institutional structures that allow for harassment and other hostile behaviors to persist, discusses initiatives to address harassment as scientific misconduct, and provides training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of harassment through real world scenarios. As a result of this session, participants will be able to identify:
(1) Different ways in which harassment can manifest in research environments;
(2) Strategies for bystander intervention, and
(3) Resources for cultural change in the office, laboratory, at conferences and in field settings.
This workshop was developed by ADVANCEGeo (serc.carleton.edu/advancegeo) with a U.S. National Science Foundation ADVANCE Partnership award in collaboration with the Earth Science Women's Network, the Association for Women Geoscientists and the American Geophysical Union. We welcome participants from a diverse background of Geosciences, career stages and countries.

Co-organized by EOS3/SSS13
Convener: Taru Sandén | Co-conveners: Jörg Schnecker, Olga VinduškováECSECS, Erika Marín-Spiotta, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Tue, 24 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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How to build and grow your scientific network

Networking is crucial for scientists of all career stages for collaborations as well as for their personal growth and career pathways. Your scientific network can support you when struggling with everyday academic life, help with making career choices and give feedback on job applications/proposals/papers. Further, having a scientific network can provide new perspectives for your research while leading to interdisciplinary collaborations and new projects.
Building up an initial network can be challenging, especially outside of your research institution. As scientific conferences and social media platforms are evolving, the possibilities of academic networking are also changing. In this short course we will share tips and tricks on how to build, grow and maintain your scientific network. Additionally, panelist will talk about their own personal experiences. In a second part of the short course we will do a networking exercise. This short course is relevant to scientist who are starting to build/grow their network or want to learn more about networking in today’s scientific settings.

Co-organized by AS6/PS 12
Convener: Meriel J. BittnerECSECS | Co-conveners: Jenny Turton, Andreas KvasECSECS, Gregor LuetzenburgECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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Meet the experts: Geomorphology

Careers in academia exist beyond research and publications. There are always aspects more than what meets the eye. Often, we tend to learn about what is made available and evident, leaving behind many questions. It is only natural for aspiring scientists to have questions that shape their minds and impact their research. Some questions pertain to professional realms, others may relate to more broader perspectives on ambitions, inspirations, and what one deems as meaningful. Not every day do we get the opportunity to present these floating concerns at a forum and have experts address and pay heed to the same. In this session, a successful scientist with many years of experience will provide a look back to give a personal perspective of her/his career.

This year, we have the absolute pleasure of having with us Professor Ellen Wohl, who is a fluvial geomorphologist and a professor of geology with the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. Ellen’s research work focuses primarily on physical processes acting along river corridors, including physical-biotic interactions. Besides her research expertise, we shall engage in conversations regarding the challenges that came her way, and the manner in which she overcame those, and how her research shaped her life and in turn, how her life is impacted by the research she does. The discussions shall offer a unique opportunity to learn and empathise with a scholar’s work and life that has inspired many. The session shall conclude with the prospect of questions that Ellen shall be happy to answer.

Convener: Aayush SrivastavaECSECS | Co-conveners: Eric PohlECSECS, Daniel Parsons, Andrea MadellaECSECS
Wed, 25 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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Research, services and policy: exploring the role of the hydrologists

The modern scientist has to operate in the Research-Services-Policy nexus to create real-world impact. The challenge is daunting and the opportunities are endless. What is truly the role of a scientist? What is your current position in this nexus? Where would you like to be in the future?

By sharing and discussing how our work is related to hydrological research, services and policy we can gain insight into how we, as a community, are positioned within this nexus. From there, we can identify opportunities and challenges associated with moving into new areas where we want to contribute, both personally and institutionally.

In this synergistic session, we will first use online interactive tools to explore where we, personally and as a group, fit within the Research-Services-Policy nexus. In the second part, we will have roundtable discussions on the visual outcomes of the first activity.

The objectives of this short course are to:
- create awareness of the several roles we can play as hydrologists,
connect over the challenges that come with balancing these different roles and sharing insights,
- identify topics / subjects / actors / issues and potential interlinks between hydrological research, services, and policy,
- and define a group perspective on the issues central in the proposed great debate “Hydrology and Earth System Science: research, services or policy?”

We embrace the “hybrid GA concept” by offering interactive activities using online platforms (survey, mind mapping and art tools) to promote engagement in the discussion regardless of participants’ locations and modes of attendance.
Anyone interested in the sciences, services and policy-making is encouraged to participate. A healthy mix and diversity of participants will greatly improve the experience for all involved.

This is a complementary event to the proposed Great Debate “Hydrology and Earth System Science: research, services or policy?”, and is organised in cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (http://younghs.com/).

Co-organized by HS11, co-sponsored by YHS
Convener: Bart van OsnabruggeECSECS | Co-conveners: Louise ArnalECSECS, Elena CristianoECSECS, Nilay Dogulu, Epari Ritesh Patro
Thu, 26 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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How to write a review paper in Hydrology

One of the fundamental drivers of scientific progress is research integration and synthesis, which is essentially beneficial for developing research vision. Hence, literature reviews prove to be highly useful to many researchers at all academic stages. Analysing the literature and writing reviews for a thesis, article or project proposal can be sometimes challenging to fresh early career scientists. For a review paper even greater attention must be given to the methodological approach to conduct a reproducible and thorough review of the existing scientific literature.

In this short course participants will be given an overview of (literature) review types and learn about existing guidelines for conducting reviews. They will be introduced to available R packages for literature search and conducting systematic reviews. The course will also cover some insights from an editor’s perspective with helpful tips on how to write a review paper.

This session is organized in cooperation with the Young Hydrologic Society (http://younghs.com/).

Public information:

We are glad to announce the confirmed speakers:

- Nilay Dogulu,  Independent researcher, Ankara, Turkey; Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Flood Risk Management

- Dr. Joris Eekhout, Postdoctoral Researcher, Soil and Water Conservation Research Group, Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

- Prof. Jan Seibert, Full professor, Hydrology and Climate, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Editor in-Chief for WIRES Water

Co-organized by HS11, co-sponsored by YHS
Convener: Elena CristianoECSECS | Co-conveners: Sina KhatamiECSECS, Hammond SarpongECSECS, Lina SteinECSECS, Faranak TootoonchiECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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SC3 – Science communication

Programme group scientific officer: Michael Dietze

How to influence policy through engaging with Parliaments (on-site only)

Never has it been more important that geoscience research feeds into political decisions and policymaking. What is more, today many policymakers and institutions are increasingly receptive to scientific evidence. Yet, whilst researchers are increasingly keen to influence policy and policymaking, for many the mechanisms for engagement and impact seem unclear and inaccessible.

This course will demystify policymaking and give researchers the tools to be able to engage with policy through their research.

In this Short Course, participants will learn about how national and supranational parliaments use evidence in their policy shaping processes, including legislation, scrutiny and debating. They will learn about how legislative science advice or technology assessment mechanisms draw on research evidence to provide advice to parliaments – and how they can get involved. The course will be presented by experts working with the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), the Austrian Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) and the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment panel (STOA).

Researchers will have the opportunity to ask questions and develop their skills in writing for a policy audience with the support of the course leaders.

Public information:

Session trainers:

  • Naomi Saint: Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)
  • Niklas Gudowsky-Blatakes, Austrian Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) 
  • Theodoros Karapiperis, Head of Scientific Foresight Unit, European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA)


Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-convener: Naomi Saint
Wed, 25 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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The role of scientific institutions in policymaking (on-site only)

Science is a key component of the policymaking process as it allows decision-makers to consider the evidence and potential consequences of any action or inaction. The growing complexity of societal challenges, and the policies needed to deal with them, also means that more frequent and consistent interactions between scientists and policymakers is needed.

While individual scientists can (and definitely should) engage in formal and informal policymaking processes, it’s often more effective and efficient for institutions to communicate scientific information and to be available for follow-up questions when needed. Furthermore, by engaging with the policymaking process, institutions are both supporting evidence-informed decision-making and promoting the research of their scientists and potentially increasing its impact.

Knowing exactly when or how to engage with policymaking as a scientific institution can, however, be extremely challenging. It can be daunting for a scientific organisation of any size to select a policy area to focus on, gather enough information to understand who the relevant stakeholders are, and know what information is most relevant and how to best communicate it!

This Short Course will feature the European Commission Joint Research Centre's recently launched Science for Policy Competence Framework for researchers. This Framework outlines the different competencies that research organisations need to effectively contribute to the science-policy interface. It unpacks the collective set of skills, knowledge, and attitudes desired at four different proficiency levels. It’s hoped that organisations can use this framework to see where their strengths and skill gaps are!

Co-organized by SSS13
Convener: Chloe Hill | Co-convener: Hazel Gibson
Wed, 25 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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Writing the IPCC AR6 Report: Behind the Scenes

On 9 August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the first volume of its 6th Assessment Report (AR6). The Working Group I contribution to the Report (Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis) synthesises over 14,000 publications and represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the climate system and climate change. Crucially, the Report highlights the unprecedented and potentially irreversible influence of anthropogenic climate forcing, and for the first time, explicitly states that human influence on the climate system is unequivocal.

This short course will be a panel discussion where authors and contributors of Working Group I unpack how the IPCC 6th Assessment Report (AR6) is produced, provide personal behind-the-scenes insight on its development, and discuss its global impact, including how it is used to inform policy. Authors of the report will share their experiences of working on the report before and through the COVID pandemic. Panelists will also emphasise various ways in which scientists of all career stages can contribute to the IPCC process. Ample time will be allocated for open discussion for the audience to ask related questions to the panelists.

For more information about the AR6 please visit the IPCC website: https://www.ipcc.ch/.

Co-organized by AS6/CL6/CR8/HS11/NH11/OS5
Convener: TJ YoungECSECS | Co-conveners: Katherine Leitzell, Sarah Connors, Sophie BergerECSECS
Wed, 25 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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The scientific poster needs attention 2.0 - Understanding the design principles applied on the scientific poster

Communication of research has been of increasing importance during the last years. Within this necessity to presentation and outreach, the graphical representation of concepts, processes and outcomes gains more and more popularity. Scientific posters can therefore be a great opportunity to extract major findings and present them in a condensed and overviewing way. But not only the research presented follows sound theories and methods. For appealing and easily understandable presentation, the process of creating a scientific poster should consider concepts, rules and theories on how to present information as well.
In the short course of the EGU 2021, we approached the design of a scientific poster with defining the main problem, ideating to find a solution for this problem, identifying the target groups and only afterwards creating a prototype digitally. This year, we focus on the principles used in graphic design, including amongst others hierarchy, balance and white space. They represent the fundamental rules which must be considered to create an effective and attractive composition and will – especially in science - decide whether or not the message can be delivered to the audience. The aim of this course is to go through the design principles, to understand them and give suggestions on how to apply them consciously in the future.
As last year, all you need is curiosity when it comes to visual communication of your research and the willingness to discuss the topic with other participants of the course.

Convener: Dorothee PostECSECS | Co-convener: Lina Dilly
Mon, 23 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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Scientific visualisation: Visualise your data effectively and avoid common pitfalls

Visualisation of scientific data is an integral part of scientific understanding and communication. Scientists have to make decisions about the most effective way to communicate their results everyday. How do we best visualise the data to understand it ourselves? How do we best visualise our results to communicate with others? Common pitfalls can be overcrowding, overcomplicated plot types or inaccessible color schemes. Scientists may also get overwhelmed by the graphics requirements of different publishers, for presentations, posters etc. This short course is designed to help scientists improve their data visualization skills in a way that the research outputs would be more accessible within their own scientific community and reach a wider audience.
Topics discussed include:

- Choosing a plot type – keeping it simple
- Color schemes – which ones to use or not to use
- Creativity vs simplicity – finding the right balance
- Producing your figures – software and tools
- Figure files – publication ready resolutions

This course is organized by the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS), enabling networking and skill enhancement of early career researchers worldwide. Our goal is to help you make your figures more accessible by a wider audience, informative and beautiful. If you feel your graphs are complicated or not intuitive, we welcome you to join this short course.

Co-organized by AS6/HS11/PS 12
Convener: Lina SteinECSECS | Co-conveners: Navid Ghajarnia, Swamini Khurana, Edoardo MartiniECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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Scared of giving presentations?

This may be the first time you are presenting at a big international meeting. Or the 37th. You want to do a good job – to promote your work, to get that postdoc position, to secure an invited talk at the next conference. And the experts in the field will be there, those whose papers you read and whom you admire or want to impress. You do not want to waste their time. But you are nervous – heart pounding, knees shaking, red spots all over your face, hands sweaty and trembling – and to make things even worse, all the other people in your session give splendid talks. It is your turn next, you will have to get up and walk to the podium (will your legs carry you?), you will have to give your talk (will your voice be ok?), and you will have to answer questions (what if you cannot answer, or do not understand them?). Applause. You have no idea what the person just talked about. But considering the applause it must have been great. Your talk will be a mess. The convener is calling your name. Can you do it?
This course deals with what scientists normally do not talk about – giving presentations, often in a foreign language, is scary and stressful. We have all been there. We will share strategies how to deal with it. And we will provide a platform for the questions you did not dare ask your supervisor.

Co-organized by EOS2
Convener: Andrea Regina BiedermannECSECS | Co-conveners: Anita Di Chiara, Janina J. (Bösken) NettECSECS, Saioa A. CampuzanoECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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Outreach: how to get your science out there?

The work of scientists does not end with publishing their results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting them at specialized conferences. In fact, one could argue that the work of a scientist only starts at this point: outreach. What does outreach mean? Very simply, it means to engage with the wider (non-scientific) public about science. There are many ways to do outreach, including blogging and vlogging, using social media, writing for a science dissemination journal, participating as a speaker at local science festivals, organising open days in the laboratory, and so on.

With this short course, we aim to give practical examples of different outreach activities, how to start an outreach project and tips and suggestions from personal and peers’ experiences. Specific attention will be paid to science communication issues, including the proper ‘translation’ of the jargon of science into language the public understands, the selection of the content being conveyed, and the best format in which it is presented according to the different targets (policymakers, the general public, school-age children, etc.).
In the last part of the course, you will work singularly to come up with an outreach idea based on your research. You may use it on your next proposal; you never know!

Co-organized by EOS1/GM14/SSP5
Convener: Valeria CigalaECSECS | Co-conveners: Janneke de LaatECSECS, Shreya AroraECSECS, Iris van ZelstECSECS, Silvia De AngeliECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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Rhyme Your Research

Poetry can be a very effective tool in communicating science to a broader audience, and can even help to enhance the long-term retention of scientific content. During this session, we will discuss how poetry can be used to make your science more accessible to the world, including to your colleagues, your family, your friends, and other publics.

We aim to maximise empowerment and minimise intimidation, and in this fully interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to work on poems that help to communicate their research, and will be provided with feedback and advice on how to make them more effective, engaging and empathetic.

Co-organized by EOS1
Convener: Sam Illingworth | Co-conveners: Tim van EmmerikECSECS, Caitlyn HallECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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SC3.10 EDI
Meet the EGU Journal Editors

Publishing your research in a peer reviewed journal is essential for a career in research. All EGU-affiliated journals are fully open access which is great, but the unique open discussion and transparent peer review process can be daunting for first time submitters and early career scientists. This short course will cover all you need to know about the publication process from start to end for EGU journals, and give you a chance to ask the editors some questions. This includes: what the editor looks for in your submitted paper, how to deal with corrections or rejections, and how best to communicate with your reviewers and editors for a smooth transition from submission to publication. Ample time will be reserved for open discussion for the audience to ask questions to the editors, and for the editors to suggest ‘top tips’ for successful publication. This course is aimed at early-career researchers who are about to step into the publication process, and those who are yet to publish in EGU journals. Similarly, this course will be of interest to those looking to get involved in the peer-review process through reviewing and editing. This short course is part of the “Meet the EGU Journal Editors” webinar series that was held prior to the EGU General Assembly 2022.

Public information:

We are excited to welcome our panelists for this session, who will be representing their respective journals: 

  • Elisa Mantelli (The Cryosphere)
  • Fabien Maussion (Geoscientific Model Development)
  • Denis-Didier Rousseau (Climate of the Past)
Co-organized by CR8/GD10/GM14/NP9/SSP5
Convener: TJ YoungECSECS | Co-conveners: Tommaso AlbertiECSECS, Anna GülcherECSECS, Aayush SrivastavaECSECS, Jenny Turton
Tue, 24 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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How to Publish and Review in Bio- and Geoscience: Ask the Editors

Meet editors of internationally renowned journals in geo- and biogeoscience and gain exclusive insights into the publishing process. After a short introduction into some basics, we will start exploring various facets of academic publishing with short talks given by the editors on

- What are the duties and roles of editors, authors and reviewers?
- How to choose a suitable journal for your manuscript and what is important for early career authors?
- How can early career scientists get involved in successful peer-reviewing?
- What is important for appropriate peer-reviewing?
- What are ethical aspects and responsibilities of publishing?

Together with the audience and the editors, we will have an open discussion of the key steps and factors shaping the publication process of a manuscript. This short course aims to provide early career scientists across several EGU divisions (e.g. AS, BG, CL, GM, NH, SSP and SSS) the opportunity of using first hand answers of experienced editors of international journals to successfully publish their manuscripts and get aware of the potentials and pitfalls in academic publishing.

Co-organized by AS6/BG2/CL6/GM14/NH11/OS5/SSP5/SSS13
Convener: Marcus SchiedungECSECS | Co-conveners: Steffen A. SchweizerECSECS, Hana JurikovaECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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Open science beyond open-access publications: how can we share our code and data?

Knowledge sharing in academia has been considered indispensable and is becoming a priority in most European funding schemes. Although we are already quite familiar with the different possibilities to publish our results in open-access journals, open science means way more than that. Open science aims at opening up research processes and granting access to research outputs to researchers, professionals and amateur scientists. There are different ways to ensure the storage and reusability of our data, making it available to other scientists. Furthermore, most of the scientific disciplines migrate their analyses to open-source environments (e.g., R, Phyton). However, tons of code produced remain stored in our personal computers either because we do not know the appropriate tools to share them with our colleagues or because we believe that it is not well structured.
In this short course, you would learn how to establish links between publications, data, software and methods. Hence, we will discuss with our experts: i) the options to share our data and code with other peers, ii) obtain some tips to better organize our scripts, and iii) uncover potential barriers to sharing research and discuss possible solutions.

Convener: Elisabet Martinez-SanchoECSECS | Co-convener: Layla Márquez San EmeterioECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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Mapping Personal Landscapes (on-site only)

Can the methods for symbolic depictions and navigation of physical elements be adapted to subjective, intangible matters? In this session, we will discuss a relationship between the sense of direction and navigating through thoughts and memories. Wouldn't it be nice to have a navigation system to clarify "where are we" and "where are we going" within the existential framework? Attendees will have the opportunity to create their piece of an abstract landscape from paper. No previous art experience is needed, just a will for creativity.

Convener: Jakub Stepanovic
Mon, 23 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
Room 0.15

SC4 – Scientific approaches & concepts

Programme group scientific officer: Michael Dietze

Geoethics for Earth, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

The proper and deep education on ethical issues in geosciences has been evolving in recent times, although not as quickly and deeply as necessary. Many of the professionals dedicated to Earth Sciences have been not in touch with such new concepts and tendencies. Geoethics is the research and reflection on the values that underpin appropriate behaviors and practices, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system. It provides a framework to define ethical professional behaviors in Earth sciences and engineering and to determine how these should be put into practice for the benefit of environment and society. The Short Course is directed towards introducing and training Earth scientists in those new concepts and ideas as well as exposing the perspectives of this field. Social-ecological Systems and the anthropic impact on land, ocean, and atmosphere are at the cores issues to be discussed under the umbrella of geoethics, as a tool to cope with Climate Changes and other earth-society related challenges.

Completing this course, participants
1. Will know the basic principles of ethics and how these lead to geoethics
2. Will be aware of the dilemmas involved in making geoethical decisions
3. Will have gained some experience in taking a geoethical approach to real world cases

Course Content: (provisional):
1. From Ethics to geoethics: definition, values, tools
2. Responsible conduct of research and professionalism
3. Tools for confronting (geo)ethical dilemmas
4. Geoethics for society: sustainable development and responsible mining
5. Geoethics in natural hazards
6. Education challenges in geoethics
7. Geoethics in geoscience communication
8. Recent developments in geoethical thinking
9. Perspectives of geoethics
10. Geoethics’ case studies: Water Management, Ocean Governance, etc.

Public information:

Be welcome to a Short Course where we will show the fundamentals of Geoethics from theoretical and practical experiences.

How do you act when your actions intersect the Earth System?

Co-organized by EOS4/BG8/GM14/SSP5, co-sponsored by IAPG and IOI-TC-LAC
Convener: Eduardo Marone | Co-convener: Silvia Peppoloni
Mon, 23 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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Crowd-solving Problems in Earth sciences

Research, especially for early career scientists (ECS), starts with the spark of an idea and is then often challenged by empirical or methodological road bumps and seemingly dead ends. In Earth Science research, we face a diverse range of challenges, including (1) access difficulties, whether for field sites, equipment or data, (2) problems of temporal and spatial scaling and extrapolation and (3) a lack of methods, theory or knowledge or (4) every day live challenges as a scientist. As part of SC4 we want to address some of those 'problems'. In the discussion of these challenges we seek to find possible solutions, suggest new research approaches and methods, and encourage further networking amongst early career scientists at future international conferences.

We will start the session at this year's hybrid meeting with 2 minute ‘pop-up’ presentations outlining some challenges. These pop-ups are followed by chaired and structured outbreak group discussions. There will be the option to join these discussions both in-person and virtually. To wrap up the session, solutions and suggestions from each group are presented to the whole session in a final discussion. This short course lives by your input, so participants are expected to actively engage to crowd solve the presented challenges. To ensure that people are able to have a safe and open space to share their ideas, we ask you to join for the whole session. You can get an idea of past crowd-solving sessions, both in-person and online, from our 2019 (EGU blog) and 2021 (EGU blog) blog posts, see links below.

If you have a 'problem' you would like to discuss in the networking session with us, please send a short statement (3-4 sentences) of your idea or challenge and your motivation for solving it to us, by March 1st, 2022. We expect a non-hierarchic, respectful and constructive environment for the discussions, which will hopefully encourage the participants to identify and approach problems faced by early-career scientists.

EGU 2019: https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2019/06/05/challenging-challenges-in-earth-science-research-at-the-egu-general-assembly/

vEGU 2021: https://blogs.egu.eu/geolog/2021/07/02/crowd-solutions-to-challenges-in-earth-sciences/

Co-organized by BG2/HS11
Convener: Renee van Dongen | Co-conveners: Erin Harvey, Sam Woor, Gerald Raab, Anne VoigtländerECSECS, Bastian GrimmECSECS, Stefan HaselbergerECSECS, Lukas DörwaldECSECS
Mon, 23 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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Geology 101 – The (hi)story of rocks

This 105-minute short course aims to introduce non-geologists to structural and petrological geological principles, which are used by geologists to understand system earth.

The data available to geologists is often minimal, incomplete and representative for only part of the geological history. Besides learning field techniques to acquire and measure data, geologists need to develop a logical way of thinking to close gaps in the data to understand the system. There is a difference in the reality observed from field observation and the final geological model that tells the story.

In this course we briefly introduce the following subjects:
1) Grounding rocks: Introduction to the principles of geology.
2) Collecting rocks: The how, what, and pitfalls of field data acquisition.
3) Failing rocks: From structural field data to (paleo-)stress analysis.
4) Dating rocks: Absolute and relative dating of rocks using petrology and geochronology methods.
5) Shaping rocks: The morphology of landscapes as tectonic constraints
6) Crossing rocks over: How geology benefits from seismology, geodynamic and geodesy research, and vice-versa.
7) Q&A!

Our aim is not to make you the next specialist in geology, but we would rather try and make you aware of the challenges a geologist faces when they go out into the field. Additionally, the quality of data and the methods used nowadays are addressed to give other earth scientists a feel for the capabilities and limits of geological research. This course is given by Early Career Scientist geologists and geoscientists and forms a quartet with the short courses on ‘Geodynamics 101 (A&B)’, ‘Seismology 101’, and ‘Geodesy 101’. For this reason, we will also explain what kind of information we expect from the fields of seismology, geodynamics and geodesy, and we hope to receive some feedback in what kind of information you could use from our side.

Co-organized by G7/GD10/GM14/SSP5/TS14
Convener: Richard WesselsECSECS | Co-conveners: Silvia CrosettoECSECS, Francesco GiuntoliECSECS, Anouk BeniestECSECS, David Fernández-BlancoECSECS
Tue, 24 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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Geodesy 101

What is the “Potsdam Gravity Potato”? What is a reference frame and why is it necessary to know in which reference frame GNSS velocities are provided? Geodetic data, like GNSS data or gravity data, are used in many geoscientific disciplines, such as hydrology, glaciology, geodynamics, oceanography and seismology. This course aims to give an introduction into geodetic datasets and presents what is necessary to consider when using such data. This 105-minute short course is part of the quartet of introductory 101 courses on Geodynamics 101, Geology 101 and Seismology 101.

The short course Geodesy 101 will introduce basic geodetic concepts within the areas of GNSS and gravity data analysis. In particular, we will talk about:
- GNSS data analysis
- Reference frames
- Gravity data analysis
We will also show short examples of data handling and processing using open-source software tools. Participants are not required to bring a laptop or have any previous knowledge of geodetic data analysis.

Our aim is to give you more background information on what geodetic data can tell us and what not. You won’t be a Geodesist by the end of the short course, but we hope that you are able to have gained more knowledge about the limitations as well as advantages of geodetic data. The course is run by early career scientists from the Geodesy division, and is aimed for all attendees (ECS and non-ECS) from all divisions who are using geodetic data frequently or are just interested to know what geodesists work on on a daily basis. We hope to have a lively discussion during the short course and we are also looking forward to feedback by non-geodesists on what they need to know when they use geodetic data.

Public information:

Please give us feedback on the short course: https://forms.gle/EMp3U79UsT1jdQYu6

Co-organized by CR8/G7/GD10/HS11/TS14
Convener: Rebekka SteffenECSECS | Co-conveners: Andreas KvasECSECS, Benedikt SojaECSECS
Wed, 25 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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Seismology 101

How do seismologists detect earthquakes? How do we locate them? Is seismology only about earthquakes? Seismology has been integrated into a wide variety of geo-disciplines to complement many fields such as tectonics, geology, geodynamics, volcanology, hydrology, glaciology and planetology. This 90-minute course is part of the Solid Earth 101 short course series together with ‘Geodynamics 101’ and ‘Geology 101’ to better illustrate the link between these fields.

In ‘Seismology 101’, we will introduce the basic concepts and methods in seismology. In previous years, this course was given as “Seismology for non-seismologists”, and it is still aimed at those not familiar with seismology -- particularly early-career scientists. An overview will be given on various methods and processing techniques applicable to investigate surface processes, near-surface geological structures, and the Earth’s interior. The course will highlight the role that advanced seismological techniques can play in the co-interpretation of results from other fields. The topics will include:

- the basics of seismology, including the detection and location of earthquakes
- understanding and interpreting those enigmatic “beachballs”
- an introduction to free seismo-live.org tutorials and other useful tools
- how seismic methods are used to learn about the Earth, such as imaging the Earth’s interior (on all scales), deciphering tectonics, monitoring volcanoes, landslides and glaciers, etc...

We likely won’t turn you in the next Charles Richter in 90 minutes but would like to make you aware of how seismology can help you with your research. The intention is to discuss each topic in a non-technical manner, emphasizing their strengths and potential shortcomings. This course will help non-seismologists better understand seismic results and facilitate more enriched discussion between different scientific disciplines. The short course is organised by early-career scientist seismologists and geoscientists who will present examples from their own research experience and high-impact reference studies for illustration. Questions from the audience on the topics covered will be highly encouraged.

Co-organized by G7/GD10/SM9
Convener: Maria TsekhmistrenkoECSECS | Co-conveners: Janneke de LaatECSECS, Dinko SindijaECSECS, Javier OjedaECSECS, Chiara CivieroECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
Room -2.85/86
Geodynamics 101: Numerical modelling

The main goal of this short course is to provide an introduction into the basic concepts of numerical modelling of solid Earth processes in the Earth’s crust and mantle in a non-technical manner. We discuss the building blocks of a numerical code and how to set up a model to study geodynamic problems. Emphasis is put on best practices and their implementations including code verification, model validation, internal consistency checks, and software and data management. 

The short course introduces the following topics:
(1) The physical model, including the conservation and constitutive equations
(2) The numerical model, including numerical methods, discretisation, and kinematical descriptions
(3) Code verification, including benchmarking
(4) Model design, including modelling philosophies
(5) Model validation and subsequent analysis
(6) Communication of modelling results and effective software, data, and resource management

Armed with the knowledge of a typical numerical modelling workflow, participants will be better able to critically assess geodynamic numerical modelling papers and know how to start with numerical modelling.

This short course is run by early career geodynamicists. It is aimed at everyone who is interested in, but not necessarily experienced with, geodynamic numerical models; in particular early career scientists (BSc, MSc, PhD students and postdocs) and people who are new to the field of geodynamic modelling.

Co-organized by BG2/G7/GD10/TS14
Convener: Iris van ZelstECSECS | Co-conveners: Anne GlerumECSECS, Adina E. PusokECSECS, Juliane DannbergECSECS, Fabio Crameri
Fri, 27 May, 10:20–11:50 (CEST)
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Improving statistical evaluations in the geosciences

This short course aims to address potential problems in geoscientific studies and to reduce the number of non-reproducible studies.

A. Fundamental issues in design of experiments and statistical analyses
The following fundamental issues will be addressed
• Time spent for experimental designs. Advantages and disadvantages of selected experimental designs. Missing randomization. Observational study vs. controlled experiments
• Pseudo-replication vs. true replications and how to deal with it. Wrong model formulations
• “Obsession” with p values: Statistical significance and geoscientific relevance
• Statistical tests: conditions for the application of modelling and hypothesis testing
• Dealing with suspected outliers
• Logistic vs. linear regression
• Number of experimental treatments vs. power of tests. Number of replicates required for predictive modelling
• Use and misuse of correlation analyses
• Investigating and dealing with interactions between factors or predictors

B. Selected additional issues in geoscientific studies
In some studies, improvements may be possible and the following fields will be addressed.
• Dealing with variance heterogeneity
• Use of contrasts instead of multiple mean testing
• Use of mixed regression and anova models
• Including squared and cubic contributions in models instead of solely relying on linear contributions. Lack of fit
• Box Cox transformation
• Validation or cross-validation instead of a sole focus on calibration.
• Model types

Examples will be shown using the software R

Convener: Bernard Ludwig | Co-convener: Anna GuninaECSECS
Fri, 27 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences: from past methods to novel approaches

Observations and measurements of geophysical systems and dynamical phenomena are obtained as time series or spatio-temporal data whose dynamics usually manifests a nonlinear multiscale (in terms of time and space) behavior. During the past decades, nonlinear approaches in geosciences have rapidly developed to gain novel insights on weather and climate dynamics, fluid dynamics, on turbulence and stochastic behaviors, on the development of chaos in dynamical systems, and on concepts of networks, nowadays frequently employed in geosciences.

In this short course, we will offer a broad overview of the development and application of nonlinear concepts across the geosciences in terms of recent successful applications from various fields, ranging from climate to near-Earth space physics. The focus will be on a comparison between different methods to investigate various aspects of both known and unknown physical processes, moving from past accomplishments to future challenges.

Public information:

Peter Ditlevsen: "The paleoclimatic record, a tale of dynamics on many time scales: what can be learned about climate change"

Tommaso Alberti: "From global to local complexity measures: learning from dynamical systems and turbulence"

Reik Donner: "Harnessing causal discovery tools for process inference from multivariate geoscientific time series"

Co-organized by AS6/CL6/EMRP2/NP9/ST2
Convener: Tommaso AlbertiECSECS | Co-conveners: Peter Ditlevsen, Reik Donner
Wed, 25 May, 15:10–16:40 (CEST)
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SC4.10 EDI
Application of age models in palaeoclimatology and geomorphology

Age models are applied in paleoclimatological, paleogeographic and geomorphologic studies to understand the timing of climatic and environmental change. Multiple independent geochronological dating methods are available to generate robust age models. For example, different kinds of radio isotopic dating, magneto-, bio-, cyclostratigraphy and sedimentological relationships along stratigraphic successions or in different landscape contexts. The integration of these different kinds of geochronological information often poses challenges.
Age-depth or chronological landscape models are the ultimate result of the integration of different geochronological techniques and range from linear interpolation to more complex Bayesian techniques. Invited speakers will share their experience in several modelling concepts and their application in a range of Quaternary paleoenvironmental and geomorphologic records. The Short Course will provide an overview of age models and the problems one encounters in climate science and geomorphology. Case studies and practical examples are given to present solutions for these challenges. It will prepare the participants from CL, GM and other divisions for independent application of suitable age-depth models to their climate or geomorphologic data.

Co-organized by CL6/GM2/SSP5
Convener: Aayush SrivastavaECSECS | Co-conveners: Janina J. (Bösken) NettECSECS, Nazimul IslamECSECS, Andrea MadellaECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 17:00–19:00 (CEST)
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Scales and Scaling in the Climate System

The climate is highly variable over wide ranges of scale in both space and time so that the amplitude of changes systematically depends on the scale of observations. As a consequence, climate variations recorded in time series or spatial distributions, which are produced through modelling or empirical analyses are inextricably linked to their space-time scales and is a significant part of the uncertainties in the proxy approaches. Rather than treating the variability as a limitation to our knowledge, as a distraction from mechanistic explanations and theories, in this course the variability is treated as an important, fundamental aspect of the climate dynamics that must be understood and modelled in its own right. Long considered as no more than an uninteresting spectral “background”, modern data shows that in fact it contains most of the variance.

We review techniques that make it possible to systematically analyse and model the variability of instrumental and proxy data, the inferred climate variables and the outputs of GCM’s. These analyses enable us to cover wide ranges of scale in both space and in time - and jointly in space-time - without trivializing the links between the measurements, proxies and the state variables (temperature, precipitation etc.). They promise to systematically allow us to compare model outputs with data, to understand the climate processes from small to large and from fast to slow. Specific tools that will be covered include spectral analysis, scaling fluctuation analysis, wavelets, fractals, multifractals, and stochastic modeling; we discuss corresponding software. We also include new developments in the Fractional Energy Balance Equation approach that combines energy and scale symmetries.

Co-organized by CL6/NP9
Convener: Shaun Lovejoy | Co-conveners: Christian Franzke, Thomas Laepple
Mon, 23 May, 08:30–10:00 (CEST)
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Meet the Experts: The Future of Solar–Terrestrial Sciences

Over the last decades, research in the Solar–Terrestrial sciences has greatly advanced our understanding of this huge and complex system. For half a century, satellites and a continuously growing network of ground-based observatories have allowed us to make observations in more remote regions of the Sun–Earth system and with higher precision than ever before. Besides, high-performance computing has enabled the development of powerful numerical models, which give us an unprecedented insight into each level of solar-terrestrial couplings. As new space missions and breakthroughs in numerical simulations fill in today’s missing pieces of knowledge, new questions arise, that need to be tackled by new thoughts. Being an early-career scientist, it is often hard to identify which questions are new and what has been answered before. In this short course, we have invited a panel of renowned researchers. They will give their view on how far we have come in our understanding, and most importantly, on what open questions and challenges lie ahead for the young scientists to embark upon. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with the experts and discuss the future of our community. The target audience is students and early-career scientists who want to increase their awareness of current and future research challenges within solar–terrestrial sciences and to discuss their potential contributions.

Public information:

This short course will consist of three visionary talks, given by Assoc. Prof. Manuela Temmer (University of Graz), Prof. Xochitl Blanco-Cano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and Prof. Ondrej Santolik (Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences).

After the three talks, there will be time for questions, to which the three Experts will answer as a panel. Both on-site and online participants are strongly encouraged to ask their questions!

Convener: Maxime GrandinECSECS | Co-conveners: Florine Enengl, Liliana MacotelaECSECS, Theresa RexerECSECS
Thu, 26 May, 17:00–18:30 (CEST)
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Thermodynamics and energetics of the oceans, atmosphere and climate

The climate system as a whole can be viewed as a highly complex thermal/heat engine, in which numerous processes continuously interact to transform heat into work and vice-versa. As any physical system, the climate system obeys the basic laws of thermodynamics, and we may therefore expect the tools of non-equilibrium thermodynamics to be particularly useful in describing and synthesising its properties. The main aim of this short course will be twofold. Part 1 will provide an advanced introduction to the fundamentals of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, irreversible processes and energetics of multicomponent stratified fluids. Part 2 will illustrate the usefulness of this viewpoint to summarize the main features of the climate system in terms of thermodynamic cycles, as well as a diagnostic tool to constrain the behavior of climate models. Although the aim is for this to be a self-contained module, some basic knowledge of the subject would be beneficial to the participants.
- The first part, chaired by Remi Tailleux, will provide an advanced introduction on the fundamentals of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics, irreversible processes and energetics.
- The second part, chaired by Valerio Lembo and Gabriele Messori, will illustrate some applications of thermodynamics to the study of the climate system and its general circulation.

Public information:

The short course will be structured as such:
- Part 1 (45 mins): theoretical background, by Remi Tailleux;

- Short break (5 mins);

- Part 2 (15 mins): diagnosing thermodynamics in climate models, by Valerio Lembo;

- Part 3 (10 mins): dynamics and heat transports in the atmosphere, by Gabriele Messori;

- Part 4 (15 mins): questions;

Co-organized by AS6/CL6/NP9
Convener: Valerio LemboECSECS | Co-conveners: Remi Tailleux, Gabriele Messori
Fri, 27 May, 13:20–14:50 (CEST)
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